1960, March

1960, 24.4.

1960, June

1960, 20 June

1960, October-November

1960, 22.11.

1960, December

1960, 30 December


1961, 3 January

1961, 28 January

1961, 24 March

1961, 13 April 

    HCO Information Letter of April 13, 1961


    A piercing scream against Dianetics arose before the first book was published in 1950. Press was hot against it before the first foundation was formed.

    For seven months before there was personnel or personal troubles publicized, the bulk of articles against Dianetics had already appeared. At one time three national magazines were simultaneously on the stands screaming in lead articles about Dianetics and myself – and this was five months before and "divorce" publicity.

    Until May, 1950 I received only favorable publicity – on expeditions or comings or goings. In May 1950 there was a concerted shriek from people who (a) had not read the books and (b) who knew nothing bad about me.

    These howls came from both conservative and liberal groups alike – the AMA – The Commies, The Socialists, the Roman Catholics.

    1. Many truly dangerous practices have risen up amongst man such as a new Indian version of whirling dervishism now rampant in England;
    2. Brainwashing was introduced in the past eleven years by the Russians;
    3. A dozen violent and harmful psychiatric treatments have been developed.

    And no sustained protest has continued to be made in the press against these.

    Looking at all of these things, then it would seem that protests against Dianetics and Scientology do not stem from a knowledge of myself, they do not stem from a knowledge of the substance of the work, they do not stem from conservative or liberal groups, and they are not a protest against philosophy, philosophers, or evil practices, and they are not an effort to protect the public.

    If you look this over with cold dispassion, examine it thoroughly from the light of the facts, only one explanation seems to remain.

    They are terrified of our postulates!

    To any attack by anyone, we can reply, "Why are you terrified of Scientology?"

    We inspire terror in some men. "Why are you terrified of Scientology?" is the best answer. It as-ises the condition.

    L. Ron Hubbard (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)

1961, 8 May 

1961, July

1961, 7.8.


1962, April

1962, August

1962, 13.8.

    L. Ron Hubbard writes to President John F. Kennedy.

    President Kennedy:

    (1) Having an intense interest in anything which might give America and the free world "an edge" in the space development race with the Soviets,

    (2) Having a personal as well as presidential interest in anything which might help in mental and educational areas, and

    (3) Knowing that university and government subsidized researches had not found the answers or any workable methodology in mental factors, requested on his regular channels information on Scientology as a new possibility.

    Letter quote:

    "Scientology is therefore very easy for the government to put into effect. Many large corporations have similar arrangements with us to create executives. We reserve the right to reject any applicant for processing. These arrangements are standard. In the case of a government person we would however use technology suitably advanced and adapted to scientific endeavor or space flight. No technology so used is experimental but is already well tested, safe and proven.

    No other activity on this planet is comparable to this program and no results of this nature are obtainable in other fields. These results, in view of existing parity, could decide the space race-or the next war-in the hands of America.

    This is a duty letter. I am an American and feel bound to periodically place this matter before the government. I urge nothing. I require nothing. I do not wish to seem the cause of denying my own government this technology. Man will not successfully get into space without us. It is only a question of when." (FDA Findings, pg. 18)

    The President's request fell into the hands of Health, Education and Welfare's U.S. Food and Drug Administration, itself in trouble with Congress for its investigative tactics described in the U.S. Senate as police-state methods.

    Within forty-eight hours of L. Ron Hubbard's again offering a president technical help in the race against Communism and a peaceful means of detecting and preventing infiltration of our space science efforts by destructive interests, and of raising intelligence and learning-rate level in space ventures, the Food and Drug Administration went into every Scientology Church in America demanding "evidence" on the E-Meter. A subject which will not clear on an E-Meter is a subject about which a person is withholding the truth. The FDA feared this "truth detector". They seemed to be withholding something. (FDA Findings, pg. 8)

    As nearly as can be discovered the President did receive and read this letter and then request on his own lines that Scientology capabilities be looked into and reported to him.

    What happened next is an example of the needless complexities and interior intrigues with which the President himself was continually faced in carrying on the work of his office. Receiving the request of the President, the most undependable agency of the United States Government, unknown to the President had apparently other business and other programs for Americans than his. The letter and proposal was not looked into as requested but within forty-eight hours the FDA descended upon all the offices of the Churches of Scientology in America in what Senator Edward V. Long of Missouri later described as a police oriented, juvenile game of cops and robbers.

    FDA and associates had motivations and interest contrary to American authority and normal interests. (FDA Findings, pg. 19)


1962, Summer 

1962, 27 October 

1962, 9 November 


1963, 4.1.

1963, 6.1.

1963, 8 January 

    HCO Information Letter of January 8, AD13 

    Ron’s Journal No. 3

    The U.S. Government went more than abnormal insane last week and did the following all of its own little bat:

    1. Organized a smear campaign in the press to cover up
    2. An armed raid on a church and
    3. The seizure of philosophical religious book stocks.

    These were Hitler’s exact tactics when he got "agin" something. The smear campaign was in Washington D.C. papers, on the streets four hours before the raid occurred.

    The action came soon after I offered Kennedy, a Catholic, help in the space race.

    But what is interesting is that no press has mentioned the above (1), (2), (3) facts. Given to the public just as they are, they could ruin the Kennedy regime, if not the U.S. Government over a longer period. They are in the teeth of the Constitution of the United States and abroad would give pause to all this enthusiasm for U.S. domination of world defense. Who wants to be tied up with a country dedicated to religious persecution and Hitler methodology?

    So on careful trace I find that over twelve years the U.S. Government, not some special interest, has been sniping at us. Why?

    Just tell it to your local paper and your friends, "The U.S. Government has conducted a smear campaign in the press to cover up a raid on a church and the seizure of all stocks of 21 religious and philosophical textbooks; wasn’t that the way Hitler began?"

    L. Ron Hubbard (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)

1963, March

1963, May

1963, August

1963, 14 August 

1963, 17.10.

1963, 4 November

1963, 24 November 

1963, 27.11.

1963, 1 December 

1964, 24 January 

1964, March

1964, May

1964, June- September

1964, 18.9.

1964, 28.9.

1964, November 

1964, 8 December 




1965, 7 April 

1965, 21.4.

1965, May 

1965, 3 May 

1965, 11 June 

1965, September 

1965, 6 October 

1965, beg. October

1965, 3 November

1965, 20 November 

1965, December 

1965, 30 December 


1966, January

1966, early

1966, 7.2.

1966, 11 February 

1966, 17 February 

1966, 18 February 

1966, 19 February 

1966, 21 February 

1966, 22 February 

1966, 25 February 

    HCOPL of 25 February 1966 

    Attacks On Scientology

    NEVER agree to an investigation of Scientology. ONLY agree to an investigation of the attackers.

    This is correct procedure:

    1. Spot who is attacking us.
    2. Start investigating them promptly for FELONIES or worse using our own professionals
    3. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them.
    4. Start feeding lurid, blood, sex, crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press.

    Don’t ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way.

    Never talk about us – only them. Use their blood, sex, crime to get headlines. There has never been an attacker who was not reeking with crime.

    It even would have worked on the U.S. FDA when they first began five years before their raid on D.C.

    L. Ron Hubbard (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)

1966, February

1966 1.3. 

1966, 11 March 

1966, 20.3.

1966, early April

1966, 7.4.

1966, May

1966, 6 May 

1966, July

1966, 18 July

1966, 19 July 

1966, August 

1966, 17 August 

1966, late Aug.

1966, September 

1966, 1 September 

1966, 26 September 

1966, 30.9.

1966, 22.11.

1966, 28 November 

1966, December

1966, 5.12.

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